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Hemato-biochemical profile carcass and meat quality traits of Naked Neck Rhode Island Red (RIR) and Black Astralorpe (BAL) chicken

Naseer Ahmad, Sarzamin Khan, Naila Chand, Nazir Ahmad Khan

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Int. J. Biosci.14(5), 225-234, May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.5.225-234


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The present research aimed to evaluate the hemato-biochemical profile, carcass characteristics and meat quality traits of three genotypes Naked Neck (NN), Rhode Island Red (RIR) and Black Australorpe (BAL). A total of 45 birds having age of fourteen weeks, 15 birds of each genotype were randomly divided into three experimental groups having 05 birds in each replicate. Comparative hemato-biochemical profile, total protein, albumin and globulin of three genotypes were estimated using standard methods. Carcass traits were analyzed after careful evisceration, carcass dissected into edible, inedible parts separately weighed and calculated in percentage. The pH of carcass measured through Calibrated pH meter and water holding capacity (drip loss of meat) was measured using bag method. Hemato-biochemical analysis showed no significant (P>0.05) variation in all blood parameters.The total inedible parts were differed significantly (P<0.05) as NN had higher inedible percentage among three genotypes. In carcass yield, breast (%), drumstick (%), thigh yield (%) was higher significantly (P<0.05) for BAL to RIR and NN chicken. The gizzard, heart, liver (giblets) (%) was significantly (P<0.05) higher for Black Astralorpe and Rhode Island Red compared to naked neck Chicken.The edible carcass yield (%) was significantly higher for Black Astralorpe (70.10±2.1), Rhode Island Red (69.87±1.4) and lowest for Naked Neck (NN) genotypes. pH and drip loss (quality) of meat was found non-significant (P>0.05). In conclusion, the genotypes have same feature of hemato-biochemical profile proved good health status, carcass characteristic data for better breeding plan and good quality meat.


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Hemato-biochemical profile carcass and meat quality traits of Naked Neck Rhode Island Red (RIR) and Black Astralorpe (BAL) chicken

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